Dr. Michael Chin lives in Worcester, Massachusetts working as a Chief Resident Physician at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at Vanderbilt University. Michael attended the University of Virginia for his undergraduate program, where he earned a dual degree in East Asian Studies and Psychology. During his time in Virginia, Michael also worked as a research assistant at the Department of Radiation Oncology and the Brigham Women’s Hospital. He had the incredible opportunity to learn more about radiation treatment for patients with Hodgkin’s disease.
After graduating from the University of Virginia in 2002, Michael Chin decided that he wanted to pursue a medical career, which ultimately led him to Tufts University’s post-baccalaureate premedical program. He was accepted into Tufts University School of Medicine after graduating from their post-baccalaureate program, and completed his M.D. with Research Honors in 2009. He also won a variety of awards for his research in plastic surgery. In 2016, Michael returned to school, where he completed his Master’s Degree in Public Health from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
After graduating from Tufts University School of Medicine, Michael Chin went to Worcester as a plastic surgery resident at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. During his years at Tufts and UMass, Michael was a manuscript reviewer for Tissue Engineering, FASEB, Wound Repair and Regeneration journals. At the University of Massachusetts, Michael began to co-investigate multiple research projects revolving around radiation oncology. In his third year of residency, he began to co-investigate for Umass’ Department of Radiation Oncology and towards the end of his third year, Michael received the very prestigious offer to become a faculty member as an Instructor of Radiation Oncology. Michael’s research in hyper spectral imaging followed a patent filing for a brand new method of detecting radiation exposure.
While Michael Chin is not researching in Worcester, he is following another one of his passions: martial arts. Dr. Chin has over 12 years experience training and teaching White Crane style kung fu and Tai Chi. White Crane style Kung Fu is characterized by deep rooted stances, intricate hand techniques and close range fighting. Tai Chi is a slower more relaxed style of Kung Fu that is used to help centralize your bodies “qi,” which can be seen as a form of meditation. Recently in 2013, Dr. Chin was certified to teach Ryabko Systema under Vladimir Vasiliev. Systema is a type of Russian Martial Arts that focuses on striking, grapling, and weapon combat.
Learn more about Dr. Michael Chin of Worcester, Massachusetts by visiting his website at MichaelChinWorcester.com.